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Two Illinois professors
elected to National Academy of Engineering
James E. Kloeppel, Physical Sciences Editor
Ill. — Two University of Illinois researchers – Joseph E.
Greene and Peter W. Sauer – have been elected to membership in
the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today.
Greene and Sauer were among 77 engineers selected for membership in
the NAE, which was established in 1964 under a charter from the National
Academy of Sciences as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers.
Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions in
engineering. The current NAE membership includes 2,138 U.S. engineers
and 165 foreign associates.
Greene, the Donald B. Willett Professor of Materials
Science and the director of the Frederick
Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, was cited for his pioneering
studies in the synthesis and characterization of epitaxial and highly
ordered polycrystalline materials.
Sauer, Grainger Chair in Electrical Engineering and professor of electrical
and computer engineering, was cited for his technical contributions
to the modeling, simulation, and dynamic analysis of power systems and
for leadership in power engineering education and research.